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26 October 22

The Nordic Payments Council: harmonising payments in the Nordics

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The Nordic Payments Council (NPC) plays a critical role in the management of Nordic payment schemes. Newly appointed Secretary General Camilla Åkerman offers us her vi

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14 October 22

Accessibility to retail payments in the EU

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The European retail payments landscape has changed due to a multitude of reasons: innovation, regulatory developments, the Covid-19 pandemic and changing consumer hab

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20 September 22

The Irish payment landscape: a digital transformation

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. We continue our series of European payment landscapes with the profile of Ireland, and we interviewed Gillian Byrne Head of Payments, at Banking & Payments Federat

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08 September 22

Standardising European QR-code payments

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. In June this year, the European Payments Council (EPC) published the final version of the Standardisation of Quick-Response (QR) codes for mobile initiated SEPA (inst

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15 July 22

European Digital Identity

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. The European Commission (EC) is now working on electronic identification (eID) and its further harmonisation across Europe as secure eID should be an essential feature

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14 April 22

Pix: the rapid development of instant payments in Brazil

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council.   Two years ago, the Brazilian Central Bank decided to launch Pix, an instant payment scheme that the bank developed, manages, operates, and owns. Since its lau

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16 March 22

Instant payments in Slovakia

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. Since January 2022, the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme has been in use in Slovakia, where three payment service providers (PSPs) have joined the scheme

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28 February 22

Empowering European account-based payments with standardised QR-codes

The world is going contactless. As smartphones spread and our economy goes digital, uptake of contactless payments has accelerated – including account-based mobile payments made using Quick-Response codes, or QR-codes for short. On 16 February 2022, we launched an eight-week public consultation on a

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14 January 22

European payments: a look at the past, present, and future

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council.  This time we interviewed Narinda You, our former Vice-Chair and former Head of Strategy and Market Practice at Crédit Agricole Payment Services. We were curious

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19 November 21

Strong corporate appetite for European Request to Pay services

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. We interviewed Thomas Egner, Secretary General, Euro Banking Association (EBA) to know more about the key findings of the Euro Banking Association (EBA)’s recent Reque

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27 October 21

Smarter access to cash in Belgium

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. We interviewed Kris De Ryck, CEO of Batopin to learn more about the Batopin initiative in Belgium and what were the key drivers for such a decision.  Could you

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07 October 21

Digitalisation trends in the Swiss payment landscape

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to the European Payments Council. We interviewed Dieter Goerdten, Head of Products & Services at SIX BBS Ltd. and Michael Montoya, CEO of SIX Interbank Clearing Ltd. to know more about the latest u

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